Thinking about the digital world
Shane Hipps, Flickering Pixels Shane Hipps, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture Richard S. Wurman, Information Anxiety 2
'House churches' keep worship small, simple,... →
Henri Nouwen's "In the Name of Jesus" –... →
This is a short reflection on Henri Nouwen’s classic little book on leadership, which I still use regularly in talking about and teaching leadership.
Podcast interview with Brian McLaren →
In this podcast interview, Brian McLaren dialogues with Ian Mobsby exploring the future of church and mission in the US and UK. Brian is a great interviewee and this far-ranging dialog is well-worth a listen.
8 Reasons Some Churches Do Not Grow -- Perry Noble →
Perry Noble is pastor of New Spring Church in Anderson, SC (and elsewhere—it’s a multisite church). I listen to Perry’s sermons and leadership podcasts regularly and find him to be a person of uncommon wisdom who speaks plainly and directly. This short blog on why some churches (broadly speaking—this is not reflective of any specific denomination) do not grow mirrors my...
Evangelism and the Under-Thirty Crowd -- Sheryl A.... →
Very interesting article from the Alban Institute.
The Spirit in Mission: a book review of Alan &... →
For anyone interested in the “missional church,” a book from Alan and Debra Hirsch is always welcome. Here is a review.
Hans Rosling does a wonderful visualization regarding population growth and development on TED. (I think this is his sixth presentation there.)
A Small Group First (For Me, Anyway) --Nicole Wick →
Andrew Marin, author of “Love Is an Orientation,” leads a weekly gathering called Living in the Tension which is essentially a discipleship group. In this blog Nicole Wick describes her experience of attending for the first time. I share it here because it is such a good example of what it means to create a safe space where people can explore what it means to follow Jesus together....
With faith and volunteers, Jubilee Reach Center... →
Great story about First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, whose pastor, Scott Dudley, strongly believes (along with the rest of the church) that “A church should bless the community it’s part of.” This is an example of what being “missional” is all about.
5 Weeks for Freedom →
Great campaign from International Justice Mission.